Icon Series

Date active: 2020-present

A series of Innovation Conversations (Icon) across the US designed to create new cancer solutions.

Next Icon Event:

October 16th, 9:30am – 5:30pm CST

Icon Summit 2020 is the culmination of our Icon and Solutions Series events, bringing some of the most challenging everyday cancer problems to our cancer community looking for innovative and actionable solutions. On October 16th, 2020 we will keep diving deep into solutions we’ve already started thinking about and beginning new conversations on problems that need answers now. In addition we’ve got inspiration from some of the most innovative and knowledgeable experts in their fields.

This isn’t a conference, it’s a conversation. Join us!

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Featured speakers and moderators:

Keynote: Duncan Wardle As Head of Innovation and Creativity at Disney, Duncan led the team that helped Imagineering, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar and Disney Parks to innovate, creating magical new storylines and experiences for consumers around the globe. As founder of iD8 & innov8 he now brings his extensive Disney experience as an Innovation Speaker delivering keynotes, workshops and ideation forums, around the globe helping companies embed a culture of innovation into everyone’s DNA.

Moderator: Sharon Ricks Sharon Ricks is the Director of Health Equity Strategy and Transformation at Dell Medical School. Under the leadership of the Associate Dean for Health Equity, Dr. Jewel Mullen, Sharon advances policies, establishes partnerships, and engages in strategic communication to promote the adoption of a health equity mindset and the activation of health equity principles.

Interactive Session: Gavin Macgregor-Skinner, Director of Strategic Partnerships in Disaster Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Having cancer is hard enough. Covid-19 makes it even harder. Gavin shows us how to keep those who are immunocompromised safe no matter where you need to go.

Previous Icon Events

At Livestrong’s first-ever Innovation Conversation, Icon Global, trailblazers whose passion is united in tackling some of cancer care’s largest and hardest problems came together virtually to have conversations focused on finding solutions. Ideas like utilizing augmented reality, implementing web search results to target newly diagnosed patients and creating a one-stop-shop for cancer information were tossed around as ways to solve everything from disparities in care to reducing feelings of isolation. While the ideas and solutions were energetic and varied, there was one consistent message of hope for not just a better tomorrow, but a better today.

Icon Global

Icon Midwest

Why Innovation Conversations?

INNOVATION - At Livestrong, we are about finding solutions and we believe that the best solutions are created when you bring together people with deep knowledge of the problem, give them a space to imagine bigger, and connect them with generous disrupters. At Icon we bring together the survivor experience and some of the most disruptive and energetic minds working in all facets of the cancer space to create powerful solutions.

CONVERSATIONS – To find the right solutions, we have to understand the problem. And to understand the problem, we have to listen to a variety of perspectives and experiences. At Icon you will hear from tech startups building new technology, non-profits filling gaps in local communities in new ways, and impact investors changing the way we fund these solutions. But this isn’t just a panel of speakers talking about what they are doing. These are conversations with you – small breakout sessions centered on listening and idea sharing to solve cancer problems which simply don’t deserve to exist.

Learn from the best and brightest

Keynote Speakers and Breakout Session Facilitators will include technology leaders, brilliant medical minds, impact investors, and survivors and caregivers living with cancer today.

Small Group Breakout Sessions: Share your perspectives and grow your network

We know that when we work together, incredible things can happen. That's why the event will facilitate opportunities to network with other system-disruptors in a small group setting. You'll have the option to share your contact information to keep the conversations going! There are small group sessions at both virtual and in-person Icon Events.

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